Period
to 9 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for OSCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 9 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
UK > England
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 749 769 843
Rank change year-on-year +20 +74 +106
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 105 152 232
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.65% 0.76% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 70 119 165
10th Percentile £40,500 £35,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £49,375 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £73,750 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +22.92% - -
75th Percentile £89,375 £76,875 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,125 £80,650 £82,250
UK median annual salary £77,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +29.17% - -

OSCP is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 16,148 19,897 33,677
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.61% 21.56% 24.98%
Number of salaries quoted 11,081 15,006 24,500
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £67,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%

OSCP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing OSCP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for OSCP in England

OSCP
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing OSCP in England.

Salary trend for OSCP in England

OSCP
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing OSCP in England over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

Salary histogram for OSCP in England

OSCP
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSCP within the England region over the 6 months to 9 May 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +19 53 £85,000 +41.67% 5
East of England +49 22 £77,500 +29.17% 2
South West -27 9 £51,250 -11.64%
West Midlands -16 8 £45,000 -35.71% 2
Midlands -23 8 £45,000 -14.29% 2
South East +45 5 £58,750 -6.00% 4
North of England +4 3 £47,500 -13.64% 6
Yorkshire - 2 £58,750 - 5
North West +26 1 £42,500 -22.73%
OSCP
UK

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, IT jobs citing OSCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for OSCP.

1 67 (63.81%) Cybersecurity
2 57 (54.29%) Penetration Testing
3 56 (53.33%) CISSP
4 53 (50.48%) CEH
5 46 (43.81%) Information Security
6 39 (37.14%) AWS
7 38 (36.19%) Security Operations
8 37 (35.24%) Social Skills
9 34 (32.38%) Azure
10 33 (31.43%) SIEM
11 30 (28.57%) Firewall
12 27 (25.71%) Degree
13 24 (22.86%) GIAC
13 24 (22.86%) OWASP
14 23 (21.90%) Finance
15 22 (20.95%) CISM
15 22 (20.95%) Linux
16 21 (20.00%) Python
16 21 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 21 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
16 21 (20.00%) GPEN
16 21 (20.00%) OSCE
16 21 (20.00%) CREST Certified
17 20 (19.05%) Threat Intelligence
17 20 (19.05%) DevOps
17 20 (19.05%) Network Security
17 20 (19.05%) Ethical Hacking
18 18 (17.14%) CISA
18 18 (17.14%) Management Information System
18 18 (17.14%) CCSA

OSCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (11.43%) IIS
2 7 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.90%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 39 (37.14%) AWS
2 34 (32.38%) Azure
3 12 (11.43%) GCP
4 5 (4.76%) Microsoft 365
4 5 (4.76%) SaaS
5 4 (3.81%) Azure Sentinel
6 1 (0.95%) Amazon EKS
6 1 (0.95%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.95%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.95%) PaaS
6 1 (0.95%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 30 (28.57%) Firewall
2 21 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 20 (19.05%) Network Security
4 11 (10.48%) Wireless
5 5 (4.76%) Intranet
6 3 (2.86%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.86%) VPN
6 3 (2.86%) WAN
7 2 (1.90%) 802.11
7 2 (1.90%) HTTP
7 2 (1.90%) LAN
7 2 (1.90%) SNMP
8 1 (0.95%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
1 7 (6.67%) Redis
2 1 (0.95%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.95%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 12 (11.43%) Burp Suite
2 11 (10.48%) Metasploit
3 7 (6.67%) Travis CI
4 2 (1.90%) JIRA
5 1 (0.95%) Emacs
5 1 (0.95%) SpecFlow
General
1 37 (35.24%) Social Skills
2 23 (21.90%) Finance
3 10 (9.52%) Manufacturing
4 9 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (7.62%) Aerospace
5 8 (7.62%) Legal
6 5 (4.76%) Games
6 5 (4.76%) Marketing
7 4 (3.81%) Banking
7 4 (3.81%) Law
8 1 (0.95%) Military
8 1 (0.95%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (0.95%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (19.05%) Security Engineer
2 19 (18.10%) Analyst
2 19 (18.10%) Tester
3 18 (17.14%) Penetration Tester
4 11 (10.48%) SOC Analyst
5 10 (9.52%) Head of IT
5 10 (9.52%) Head of IT Security
5 10 (9.52%) Head of Security
6 9 (8.57%) DevSecOps Engineer
6 9 (8.57%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (7.62%) Consultant
8 7 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
8 7 (6.67%) AWS Software Engineer
8 7 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (6.67%) Cloud Software Engineer
8 7 (6.67%) Java Engineer
8 7 (6.67%) Java Software Engineer
8 7 (6.67%) Python Engineer
8 7 (6.67%) Python Software Engineer
8 7 (6.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.81%) .NET
1 4 (3.81%) Middleware
1 4 (3.81%) React
2 3 (2.86%) Node.js
3 2 (1.90%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.95%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.14%) Management Information System
2 11 (10.48%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (5.71%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 4 (3.81%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.86%) SCADA
5 3 (2.86%) Social Media
6 2 (1.90%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.90%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.90%) Robotics
6 2 (1.90%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.95%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.95%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.95%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.95%) Industrial Internet of Things
7 1 (0.95%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.95%) Linux
2 5 (4.76%) Windows
3 4 (3.81%) Kali Linux
3 4 (3.81%) VMS
4 3 (2.86%) Android
4 3 (2.86%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (63.81%) Cybersecurity
2 57 (54.29%) Penetration Testing
3 46 (43.81%) Information Security
4 38 (36.19%) Security Operations
5 33 (31.43%) SIEM
6 24 (22.86%) OWASP
7 20 (19.05%) DevOps
7 20 (19.05%) Ethical Hacking
7 20 (19.05%) Threat Intelligence
8 17 (16.19%) Incident Management
8 17 (16.19%) Mentoring
8 17 (16.19%) Vulnerability Management
9 16 (15.24%) Computer Science
9 16 (15.24%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 15 (14.29%) DevSecOps
10 15 (14.29%) Security Architecture
10 15 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 14 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 13 (12.38%) Risk Management
12 13 (12.38%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.00%) Python
2 12 (11.43%) Bash Shell
3 9 (8.57%) PowerShell
4 7 (6.67%) C#
4 7 (6.67%) Go
4 7 (6.67%) Java
5 6 (5.71%) C++
6 4 (3.81%) Ruby
7 2 (1.90%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.90%) Lua
8 1 (0.95%) C
8 1 (0.95%) Perl
8 1 (0.95%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 56 (53.33%) CISSP
2 53 (50.48%) CEH
3 27 (25.71%) Degree
4 24 (22.86%) GIAC
5 22 (20.95%) CISM
6 21 (20.00%) CREST Certified
6 21 (20.00%) GPEN
6 21 (20.00%) OSCE
7 18 (17.14%) CCSA
7 18 (17.14%) CISA
8 16 (15.24%) GCIH
9 15 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 14 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (11.43%) GCIA
11 12 (11.43%) IISP
12 11 (10.48%) SANS
13 9 (8.57%) GCFA
14 8 (7.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 8 (7.62%) CCSP
14 8 (7.62%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (16.19%) NIST
3 15 (14.29%) GDPR
3 15 (14.29%) PCI DSS
4 7 (6.67%) SOC 1
4 7 (6.67%) SOC 2
5 6 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (3.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (3.81%) SLA
7 3 (2.86%) QA
8 2 (1.90%) COBIT
8 2 (1.90%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.95%) GLBA
9 1 (0.95%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.95%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.95%) NCSC
System Software
1 11 (10.48%) Docker
2 2 (1.90%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.95%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 18 (17.14%) QRadar
2 16 (15.24%) Nessus
3 12 (11.43%) Kubernetes
4 11 (10.48%) Terraform
5 7 (6.67%) Consul
5 7 (6.67%) linkerd
5 7 (6.67%) Prometheus
6 5 (4.76%) EnCase
7 4 (3.81%) CSIRT
8 3 (2.86%) Nmap
9 2 (1.90%) Nexpose
9 2 (1.90%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.95%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 16 (15.24%) Splunk
2 15 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 13 (12.38%) AlienVault
4 7 (6.67%) LogRhythm
5 6 (5.71%) Cisco
5 6 (5.71%) Qualys
6 4 (3.81%) CrowdStrike
7 2 (1.90%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.90%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.95%) ArcSight
8 1 (0.95%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.95%) Darktrace
8 1 (0.95%) VMware
8 1 (0.95%) YouTube